Worthington Primary School

The curriculum

The Education Reform Act 1988 lays the duty on Local Education Authorities to require all maintained schools to teach core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum, including religious education, for a reasonable time to all pupils of statutory age.

The core subjects are:

  • English (Literacy)
  • Mathematics (Numeracy)
  • Science
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Religious Education

The foundation subjects are:

  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social, Moral and Citizenship
  • Modern Foreign Languages

The curriculum we offer to those children taught in our school Nursery and Reception classes covers the following areas of learning and experience:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and Language and literacy
  • Mathematical development
  • Understanding the world
  • Physical development
  • Expressive art and design

Our curriculum is designed to:

  • develop lively, enquiring minds which will enable the children to widen their knowledge and understanding of the world about them and
  • provide a varied programme of activities through which the pupils can achieve this knowledge and understanding.

From Year 1 onwards, the programmes of study in the statutory orders of the National Curriculum are strictly followed in a sequential way so that children progress systematically through the levels and cover all targets of attainment. Very careful records of each child’s progression through the National Curriculum are kept and these are passed on to each teacher as the child moves up the school.

Children are encouraged to work hard and produce high quality work, which is well presented. We have high expectations of our children and perseverance is regularly rewarded.

Great emphasis is made on learning practically through direct experiences and much use is made of parental helpers, visiting speakers, school visits and other outside agencies, which might prove beneficial to the learning situation.

Please note that for a more detailed breakdown of our curriculum by age group, please return to the home page and click on the ‘Our Curriculum’ tab.